Wind energy – Taiwan
CIP announced that its local supplier CTCI Machinery Corporation (CTCI MAC) has completed the manufacturing of all 48 pin piles contracted for Changfang & Xidao (CFXD) Offshore Wind Farm Phase 1 in Taiwan.
Yun-Peng Tan, CTCI MAC Chairman, says: “It takes careful planning and trial manufacturing to provide such large number of pin piles in a short timeframe. We used multiple submerged arc-welding machines simultaneously to greatly cut manufacturing time. We have earned praise from the client for our efficient and quality work, and are confident to deliver the second-phase pin piles on schedule and with impeccable quality, thanks to the mature skills and experiences that we now have.”
According to Dennis Sanou, CEO of CFXD Offshore Wind Farm, CTCI MAC has set an important milestone for the offshore wind power development in Taiwan by completing pin piles ahead of schedule.
CTCI MAC is responsible for the manufacture of 117 among 186 pin piles in the 600-MW CFXD Offshore Wind Farm, which will see 62 offshore wind turbines. Once the wind farm fully comes online in 2023, it will generate renewable energy enough to power 600,000 households in Taiwan, helping the nation come a step closer to its energy transition goal.